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Why do they come at the Scuola Toscana?

3. For my curriculum

When you are in a class with an instructor of the Scuola Toscana, you know you are in good hands.

When you are in a class with an instructor of the Scuola Toscana, you know you are in good hands

Our instructors are professional

  • graduated at the Italian University
  • they have completed a practical and theoretical training as teachers of Italian as second language for adults
  • they follow every year an updating course on the latest teaching techniques

At the scuolatoscana we invest in people - maybe you will find other schools fancier, or more elegant, but hardly with teacher as prepared, serious and dedicated as ours; ask them for all the questions you have about Italian language and culture; for all the other questions, apply to our secretary (open 8:30 to 16:30, monday through friday)


Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education

scuolatoscana is recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education (Presa d'Atto Prot.n.5266/c.19 u.s./6 del 21.10.2005).

scuolatoscana has received the Patronage Comune di Firenze in 1993 - ordinance 6197 of November 10th, 1993.

ASILS - Associazione delle Scuole di Italiano come Lingua Seconda

scuolatoscana is founder member of ASILS, Associazione delle Scuole di Italiano come Lingua Seconda (Association of Schools of Italian of Foreign Language), recognised by Ministero degli Affari Esteri.

CILS - Diplomas of Universita di Siena

As member of ASILS, scuolatoscana is authorized to organise preparation courses for CILS Diplomas of Universita di Siena.

A.I.L. - Accademia Italiana di Lingua

scuolatoscana is member of AIL (Accademia Italiana di Lingua), professional Association of schools, insititutions and experts in the field of teaching Italian as a Foreign Language. scuolatoscana is a homologated examination center of AIL.

scuolatoscana has courses recognised as "Bildungsurlaub" (professional training) by the German States of Schleswig Holstein, Rheinland Pfalz, Niedersachsen, Hamburg, Berlin, Brandenburg

scuolatoscana is the Florentine branch of Oesterreich Institut, the Austrian Agency for the diffusion of German language abroad


Cooperations :

  • Grand Valley State University, USA, Dept. of Philosophy, Alessandro Giovannelli, Ph.D.
  • Michigan University, USA, Prof.Joseph Francese; Austin College, Texas, USA, Prof. Laura Tacheny
  • Italian Dept. of the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, Dr.Simone Bonafaccia
  • "Studio Italia KfT." School for guides and translators in Budapest, Hungary, Dr.Salusinsky Gabor
  • Department of Education of Kanton Graubuenden (Switzerland), project "education in second language" Amt fur Volksschule und Sport, Prof. Josef Senn (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Institute for Commerce "CEC Nicolas Bouvier" in Geneva (Switzerland), Prof.Clara Varga (2005, 2006) Prof. Elena Merlini

scuolatoscana welcomed also students from these firms:

Telekurs (CH), ICE Tokyo (JPN), Schering Agrochemical Dept. (D), Ecole du Ski Francaise (F), Kaerntner Sparkasse (A), Villa Porofino Hotels (USA), Kantonalbank Zuerich, Schwyz, Graubuenden (CH), Vobis Microcomputer (D), Markeds Okonom (DK), FDE (DK), Lufthansa (D), Bank Julius Bar (CH), Shimano Europe (D), Cassina Japan (JPN), Florence City Authority (I), Transworld Publishers (UK), Asea Brown Boveri (CH), Euromarco (F), Sparda Bank Mainz (D), Catholic University (AUS), Sumitomo Corp Italia (I), Omega GMBH (D), Caltech (NL), Delta Airlines (USA), MC Gill University (CAN), Uniliver (UK), Matsui Marine (JPN), Star Trek Prod. (USA), Hilton Hotel Vienna (A), Hilton Hotel Budapest (M), Swiss Bank Corp (CH), Cresta Palace Hotel St. Moritz (CH), Malev Airlines (M), La Poste Suisse, UBS, Kaertner Sparkasse, KPMG Linz, Ikea, Hilton Hotel Wien, Novotel, Deutsches Bundesministerium fuer Bildung, Lufthansa, SBB, Eurocard, Deutsche Bank Frankfurt, Erziehung und Kultur Departement Kanton Graubuenden, Eli Lilly, Allianz Versicherungen, Julius Baer Bank, Unilever, Villeroy & Boch, Mitsubishi, Ferrero Budapest, Gucci Spa, Daimler Chrysler...


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CILS and AIL propaedeutic italian language courses

The students of the scuolatoscana may sit for all the italian language examination of Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL) and Universita' per stranieri di Siena (CILS).

We suggest all our students to take an exam at the end of their sojourn. Why ?

Don't waste your investment of time and effort; crown your experience with a concrete sign of your achievement.

Why Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL) exams ?

There are many exam of Italian languages in Italy, offered by different istitutions, schools, universities. In Italy, as in other countries, no exam is officially recognised by the State, by the Ministry of Education or by any Government agency. An "official exam of Italian as second language" simply does not exist.

scuolatoscana has chosen the exams of AIL, Accademia Italiana di Lingua, because:

  • they are internationally renown since 1982
  • they offer a wide choice of levels and applications
  • they are adjudicated according to objective criteria
  • they are continuously checked and reviewed by a scientific commitee of European experts

More than 5000 students have already earned an AIL Diploma of Italian language: join them!

AIL Diploma examinations in written and spoken Italian for the various ability levels are held four times a year in the homologated examination centres (scuolatoscana is one of them):

DELI
The Diploma of the Italian Language at basic level, may be passed at the end of the 1st ability level.
By passing this examination in Italian language, the candidate has shown that he is able to understand the main structures of the Italian language. He is able to read simple texts and he can communicate in elementary everyday situations.
the European Language Portfolio level: A1/A2
DILI
The Diploma of the Italian Language at intermediate level, may be passed at the end of the 3rd ability level.
By passing this examination in Italian language, the candidate has shown that he is able to communicate, both orally and in writing, in all everyday situations. He understands conversations that deal with topics of everyday life and can participate in these. He is also able to understand texts that deal with these topics and can express his own opinions in writing.
the European Language Portfolio level: B1
DILC
The Business Diploma of the Italian Language at intermediate level, may be passed at the end of the 3rd ability level.
By passing this examination in Italian business language, the candidate has shown that he is able to communicate, both orally and in writing, in all everyday situations. He understands conversations that deal with topics of everyday life, of work and economy at a simple level, and can participate in these. He is also able to understand texts that deal with these topics and can handle basic business correspondence.
the European Language Portfolio level: B1
DALI
The Diploma of the Italian Language at advanced level, may be passed at the end of the 6th ability level.
By passing this examination in Italian language, the candidate has proven that his knowledge of Italian language enables him to express himself correctly, both orally and in writing, with the complexity expected of everyday language skills. Additionally, he can understand and compose written texts.
the European Language Portfolio level: C1
DALC
The Business Diploma of the Italian Language at advanced level, may be passed at the end of the 6th ability level.
By passing this examination in Italian business language, the candidate has shown the ability to communicate in any situation requiring a strong knowledge of commercial Italian: correspondance, public relations, specialized literature, secretarial works, business meeting, etc.
the European Language Portfolio level: C2

(excerpts from the booklet "Diploma di lingua italiana" of Accademia Italiana di Lingua available on request free of charge)

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